Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders: Live Gamethread

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Saturday night, the Dynamo and Sounders will clash in front of a sold out crowd that will see the return of Clint Dempsey to Major League Soccer and possibly the first minutes for Houston's newest signing Alex Lopez.

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders
Saturday, August 17, 8:00 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

BROADCAST INFORMATION
CSN Plus - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame) CHANNEL LISTINGS
Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)
La Ranchera 850 AM - 8:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. pregame)

REFEREES

Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Peter Balciunas; AR2 (opposite): Kevin Klinger; 4th: Daniel Fitzgerald MLS Career: 159 games; FC/gm: 25.1; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 56; pens: 60

INJURY REPORT

HOUSTON DYNAMO -- Omar Cummings - Left knee MCL sprain; Tyler Deric - Right thumb fracture; QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr - Left knee; Andrew Driver &ndash Right Achilles tendonitis; Boniek Garcia - Right abdominal strain; Alex Dixon - Left hamstring strain

SEATTLE SOUNDERS -- OUT: Alex Caskey - Right ankle impingement; Josh Ford - Right patella fracture; Philip Lund - Right plantar fasciitis; Steve Zakuani - Athletic pubalgia QUESTIONABLE: Obafemi Martins - Left ankle sprain

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL-TIME (7 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 8 goals ... Sounders FC 3 wins, 10 goals ... Ties 2
  • AT HOUSTON (3 meetings): Dynamo 2 wins, 6 goals ... Sounders FC 0 wins, 3 goals ... Ties 1
  • The teams are meeting for the only time this season in league play.
  • Neither team has won on the other's home ground in the all-time series. The Dynamo have won two of three league matches all-time in Houston, while Sounders FC have won three of the four encounters at CenturyLink Field.
  • The teams also set in a pitched quarterfinal in the 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs when the Dynamo were in the Western Conference, the Dynamo scoring the only goal of the series in extra time in the second leg.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. SEA: P7 W2 L3 D2 ... Sigi Schmid vs. HOU: P13 W4 L4 D5
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